Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 25, 1935 · Page 1
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' ' Come to Hope Wednesday-Southwest Arkansas' Greatest Shopping Bargains Are Offered on "Value flaf . tM A Thought mJiki,*>u»<«>*H If I Jtwttty 'M]fM& ifliiuj «wn i mouth sltAll condemn tnc: if t ', s»y, I i\m perfect, It fchaU o\f Hope Star »--*.* »**j.»H — it »»•» T-» < •«-.*-<-t-> oCJ CAl')^—.'l^nitu AcnocllUiHl l'f*-S» VOLUME 37 NUMBER 87 ( jV1t,l)—MfmiM **«,•*»»»*.* Kt.lorptU.» A*»'t. ARKANSAS, MONDAV^'NOVEMBER 25,1935 EMMET WATCHMAN Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- 'ft ft. ft ft ft ft ft i i Y OU read on this page last week-end an Associated Press survey of the issues which will probably come before the voters in the next state campaign. There will be : The liquor question : the sules tax question ; the old age pension question ; the question of financial relief for the bankrupt county governments. It is The Star's position that these questions are inter-related. It is our belief that you can't take a positive and arbitrary stand on one of them without vastly affecting tho nihorn That, after nil, is merely a restate- <3inent of a very old truth—that whcn- ever one issue becomes all-important tht > flthcr issucs arc ^glcctcd, and the Of fered at Hope's government ' As regards prohibition, the argument is not mine—but it wa.s stated in very plain words by John D. Rockefeller, O±~».^~ \If^ J» svn*]niT i Jr-, when he and his father, thc most OlOreS WedneSday !n>!»rt«nt prohibitionists in America, * finally denounced statutory prohibi- ! lion as a fraud and appealed for thc Completed taxation of liquor under a law which , 2<) Wpll i " l 'he same ""•"• «">»l'l reasonably Known Merchants BAND CONCERT 2:30 .$25 in Prizes Will B Awarded Persons Shopping Here Wednesday time would reasonably control thc consumption of liquor. Thc Star adopted the Rockefeller program in toto, advocating a state dispensary system, and at the samc time banning liquor advertisements. But there is an unseen danger growing out of the local prohibition controversy—one that affects such, broad matters as the public schools and the land taxes. XXX As our readers know, Thc SUir went out several years in advance of thc legislative campaigns and advocated i thc enactment of n swles tax in behalf ! of thc schools antl the unemployables, j and eventually to reduce the slate j property, tax. Thc sales tax is geared to reduce one mill of thc stnlc properly tax for every one per cent'of commodity tax. When thc Z per cent Hall act is ! umcndcd^to^ remove ,the exemptions to thc measure at- the last moment, Arkansas will be in a position to cut the state property tax levy from 8.7 mills to 6.7 mills. These amendments m. Wed- i arc scheduled to be made at thc next ! session, thc exemptions having caused Plans for Hope's first Value Day were nearing completion Monday as local merchants prepared their stocks for the "Feast of Values" celebration Wednesday. Twenty-two Hope merchants arc participating in this one-day event and each has spent much time- and effort having their stocks approved, marked and certified as value day specials. . .'-,.. <: . {n^ciddjjjiouvto ^ th'c;, spccTaii'feiU'galns 'tif fei'Q*. participating, special entertainment has been arranged. Tho Hope Boy's Band will parade and will give a special concert for the .occasion. Tho parade will start at 2:30 p nc.sday. ... .-,-,• Another interesting feature for thc j n great deal of trouble. Value Day event Is thc $25 in prizes that will be awarded for the largest family attending this event, for the family coming the greatest distance and for thc newest bride and groom. Full particulars on these prizes arc given on jwigc eight of today's paper. The Value Day emblem, designating that thc product i.s an approved and vertificcl "Value Day Special," •vill mark featured articles, and each merchant participating will display banners, printed in two colors, across thc show windows of their stores. League Postpones Its Embargo on Oil Mussolini Wins Diplomatic Move in League Session Committee of 18, Scheduled to Meet Friday, Postpones Decision ITALY RAPS U. S. Ai Hot Springs Ready for Hope Contest Only One Touchdown Difference in Teams' Comparative Scores HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Hailed as champions of the farwestcrn Arkansas division tit high school football j>lny, Foy Hammons' scrapping Bob- cols from Hope High School come here Thursday afternoon to give Hot ' Springs grid fans their first taste of Thanksgiving Day football in a number of years. It will bo the last and only day game for the Trojan griddcrs this season. Although both teams were knocked out of the running for the state title teams have slrnvn more power and .strength than the teams which defeated them carilcr in thc season. Hope's major conquest among its nine victories this year was 7-1o-0 Victory over the powerful DeQueen team, (Continued on page six) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS,- HEQ. U. 8. PAT. OFF. You're not likely to be slfatlug OB tliiii ice wbeu you're oi> rol- lo- <4 -.;•*., We are just.that close to solving the financial problems of the schools and at thc same time giving property owners a bit cif actual tax relief. But as every one of you knows, a new tax is a signal for all kinds of political raids and tniues. Arid this is The Star's warning to you: If thc voters return to statutory prohibition the state will be $400,000 short every year on its pension fund, now furnished by Ihe liquor gallon- agc tax—and you can ospccl a raid upon the salt.:; lax from that direction. Furthermore, since any return to statutory prohibition will vastly increase the court cxpen.se of the county governments, those too will demand a "cut" from thc sales tax. I only have to caii your attention lo the fact that thc Hcmpstuod Quorum Court was on November U committed to a resolution addressed to the legislature asking that 15 per cent of the sales tax be "turned back" to the counties—a resolution which I fought to the last ditch. XXX i-Jvery country school in Arkansas has a stake in this fight. The sales tax is in danger—even while wo arc 1 fighting over thc division of it. I The temper of the people themselves is uncertain. Here i.s what has happened in thc United Stales as a whole during thc current month: The New Jersey legislature repealed thc sales tax over the governor's •jvotc.n and led the state with an unblushing deficit. Kentucky elected a governor whose one and only pledge 10 the people was to "smash thc sales tax." Ohio's sales lax is under fire from three directions, and political observers say it is doomed. Now Thc Slav was the largest newspaper in Arkansas to advocate the sales tax prior to last .spring. Thc Ar- kHii.sas Gazette was opposed to it uiir til the- final month of the legislative session. Tho Arkansas Democrat is- still fighting the tax. and all over eastern Arkansas there is a concerted movement lo defeat it. These factors can not be ignored. XXX The sales tax is a fair tax. The schools and Ihe public credit have got to be preserved. The aged, the sick, and the ht!n- le. v s, have got to be taken care of. Ami The fc'tar. sponsoring thc sales lax as a slat3 issue, has tried to rlo what it conceived to be its public duty, even though it fixed upon :t.- own advertisers and their customers a Uix burden formerly carried by the landowners. But the land would not —coul'l not—pay and M>. those who had it, had to pay . . the oldest rule known lo government. But consider thi.s: If statutory prohibition returns. Ihe circuit court docket will once move be crowded with moonshine and bootleg liquor trials. The Heiiipsteaf! circuit court appropriation which used lo run §12.000 to §13.000 a year, anil now ranges between SB.UOO and §7.000. will (C-onlinui-fl on page six) "More Radical Than Even League Members," Is View of Italians GENEVA, Switzerland — (ft>) — Premier Mussolini scored a .diplomatic victory in his campaign against sanctions Monday. The League of Nations announced that thc mecing of thc sanctions committee of 18, scheduled for Friday, t.3 consider an oil embargo against Italy, had been postponed to an undetermined date. Italy Is surprised and hurt at what it interpreted Monday as the American government's determination to outdo even sanctionist countries in the oil embargo. Mow the United States could become "an accessory .to this British policy" is inconceivable, one official source said at Rome. Ethiopians Win ' ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—(Copyright •AAsociatc'd7'Pre«i% l pic" ; JBthior pian .government-claimed. Monday that thc tide of battle on' the northern^ front was definitely turning in fnvor of Ethiopia, as the result of two victories within three days ,by crack troops under Dejazmatch Wores-. Semi-official reports from the south stated also that the Italians had been driven from Gorrahci, a fortified town in Ogaden province, with heavy lasses. The Fascists had seized that town early in their penetration from Italian Somaliland. American Cotton Trade Faces New Peril as Japlrt Moves to Seize North China • ' ' • ' ' U. S. Exports to Be Hit Hard If Japan Raises Own Staple Shansi, Hopei and Shantung Are Important Cotton-Growing Regions BATTLE FOR TRADE By thc Associated Press Postponement of the League of Nations sanctions committee meeting to consider an oil embargo against Italy next Friday was "arranged" Sunday night, leading to the hope in Geneva that peace negotiations between Italy and Ethiopia may soon result in an agreement. Action of Great Britain, a strong supporter of projected oil sanctions against Mussolini's government, in agreeing with Franco to recommend a postponement caused this reaction. Tlic League Committee of Eighteen vas to have considered adding other "key products,' 'as well as oil, to thc i list of raw materials which can not be exported to Italy by League members. In London an authoritative source ••aid that Great Britain agreed to the fostponcment at the request of Premier Laval, reported to have said he would be unable to leave Paris because of thc internal situation in France, Reliable sources in Paris reported Great Britain and France sought post- j ponemoiH of the meeting in view of i the ''serious consequences" such an i embargo might have on European | peace. This decision grew out of a j conference between Premier Laval I and Ambassador Sir George Russell | Clerk of Great Britain, at which M. i Lavcl allegedly repeated thc warning c.C Italy's ambassador that such an embargo might mean war. At Geneva some League officials had predicted thc sanctions committee would set an early date for an oil embargo in order to hasten the end of the African war. The United States is a key factor in any such embargo, although it is not a member of the League of Nations. Secretary Ickes has asked American oil interests voluntarily V> i Continued on page three) Natal Captured by Brazilian Rebels National Government Charges 'Revolt' Is Communistic Uprising KIO DE JANEIRO, Bi-uy.il.—<#>—An auny Kroup which federal official:;! ••aid wa.s composed of Communists hold j Natal in its power Monday, defying j (hi! n.'iiional government. President Vargas called his cabinet lo ni> i-murgcncy meeting to consider j thc situation in the ereat northern iirea affected by the Natal outburst. II i.s believed thc rebellion was un- j tin-taken by noncommissioned officers j i.l' ihe army in an effort to gain pow- Japanese Already Cutting Into British, American Sales in Orient By NBA Service Japanese control over thc northern provinces of China may turn out to be another staggering blow at the already groggy cotton-growing industry of the United States. No two persons would seem farther apart than the southern share-cropper and tho Japanese soldier stationed at the Manchukuan, border, No two arc, in distance. But there ty e, close connection, nevertheless. ,f trol.' Japan. gets "over North China, there is no question "at all that she will soon dominate :the region ecd- nomically. And that means access to development of a region that can produce within a few years all tho raw cotton Japan needs except for thc very highest grades. The provinces of Shansi, Hopei (Chuhli), and Shantung arc all cotton- growing regions. Maj.-Gen. Konji Doihara, "The Lawrence of Manchuria," who smoothed the Japanese path into Manchukuo before thc troops occupied it, and who has been active in fomenting the separatist move in North China, has been urging for sometime that Japanese cotton experts be brought in. It i.s more than likely they are already there. Double Blow at U. S. Remember that Japanese cotton concessions in Ethiopia were brought to light when the Italian adventure there wa.s begun. That is how eager Japan is to develop its own sources of raw cotton. If thc'North China fields could be made to yield a large part of the cotton Japan now imports from thc United States, it could be cheaply taken to Japan and made there into piece goods. , These could be sold in China and the East even more cheaply than the present Japanese cotton cloth, which is regarded as a trade menace by bolb thc United Stales and Great Britain. Thus the United States would ; suffer not only loss of a great mar- , Roberts Mercantile . Clubbed to • Sunday Mormn|| U, a P i n g er p i* i ri; t s ' Vest-Buttons Are; • ' >x "*"> ' fvV* • V 'SK* ! cers Only qlues|:K ' ~ Tin- of ,T«p«n on thr Asiatic mainland 'Is \vcll .-shown nil tills timji, \\liich iililccs Jnimit - "-•''•' ..... Robert S. Billue, 55, watchman for "thV Emlnet' M< company at Emmet,*-' seye)i:'-r of Hop"e,' was , slain '' eSrl^ morning by. robbers. •'. ',!'•:', . -Handicapped by' v meager y ,clues fleers of Hempstead and Neyaelai*" ties had made no 'arrests' Billue "was--clubbed' •his own" gun;"a double-barrel'^ which he used in-guardingHhe?*t ing. He. had been'struck several? "over the'head." ' '' : " -sViJW Ihe blows fractured- the;skulC»; died'at 11 a.' m. Sunday'in.'the';J cott hospital. . .. ' .-• . •' ;••,'. Billu£ was,found unconscious 7 a. m. Sunday,by Frank ploye of 'the firm. Agonizing^ from within' the building atjfraci tention and .when H'altam'wcnt-l: he. found • Billue lying in, -a'-'ipc blood. ' ' : . . <' : W J:' , A Fierce Struggle?'.--*£ There was evidence, [ u of i£a,'l'i,. struggle.. BllliicY 'shotgun ."had^l broken at 'the stock.' ^The^barrel],, found near the front of the--bjiiid; believed,, to have been'dr6pped,i^' robbers in'.leaving,' "*-" -'--'-•'• •foud' near Bfllue, "Vi ioBI Splitting Up of North China Begun Parts of Two Provinces Form Separate, Jap- Sponsored State TUNGCHOW, Hopeh Province, I China— (Copyright Associated Press)— Autonomous government for a wide- area of North China, embracing 25 counties in Hopeh and Chuhar provinces, was inaugurated Monday. Yin Ju-Kcng, head of thc new government, announced that all five provinces of North China had been invited to join in self-government with the autonomous area, which includes only parts of two provinces. Declaring that foreign interests can not be jeopardized, Yin said: "I stand for the rescue of China and close harmony with Japan." Bulletins WASHINGTON- —Word went around in informed circles Monday that President'Roosevelt may J'jilit ui» future appropriations for public works and relief into separate funds to avoid disputes over how they arc to be spent. It was reported that the president had made a tentative decision on sums he may nsk from the next con- greys for relief purposes. No hint, however, was taken as to the stz'e of cither fund, Hoover Once There PEIPING, China — (/Pi— Autonomy was proclaimed Sunday night for a I large sector of North China in a sud- kot for raw cotton, but further loss i den coup by Yin Ju-Kcng, adminis- . :f markets for exported cotton cloth, j trative commissioner of the clcmili- ! Great Iron 'Industry, Too ! ta ^ od «•"": ,. ........ ' _ . , i Yin, who is on thc friendliest terms , But (here is more m Ihe coveted five i wi(K , hc j an;il , esc m nj t ary. announced, ; provinces than potential cotton fields. In Shansi is thc oldest iron industry in the world, which has been producing iron for 2000 years. That is because the province contains that combination of coal and iron ore that has produced all tho iron and steel centers of the world. Hopei is largely an agricultural re- coal deposits in China, and while they arc not among thc great coal fields of the world, they arc more than sufficient lo support local needs for years. Iron ore reserves are estimated at 300 million tons, an ilcm calculated to make Japanese mouths water in a country which has been buying up old ships for scrap iron. Japan already controls 90 per cent of the usable iron resources in China, anvway. through investments. Hopei Is largcl yiui agricultural re- sion. whose rice and soy beans might well come in handy for crowded Jauan, and a center for the raising of horses, mules, and other livestock. Chahar is agricultural, but also h;\s iron ore reserves. In all this region, Japan has. during the last few years, been wangling trade advantages in the way of tariffs nii'l concessions. These northern provinces, in which Japan is now trying to foment a secession movement, arc relatively progressive for China. In Shnnsi, for instance, 'he only ro:n:crtcd effort at reforestation has been made to combat lh~- barrenness China has brought on herself by de~ Mroyiiu' her forest cover. Japanese railway lines, with one eye oa opening thc interior up lo track- with ihe ce;\st and with Manchukuo. ami thc other on possible war with Russia, would probably be welcomed. Shantung especially retains traces (Continued on page three) thc Rcngo (Japanese) News Agency reported, that the new government would call itself the "East Hopej Anti-Communist Autonomous Council" and would control 25 counties in Hopei province which are demilitarized under the Tangku truce of 1933 and sub- | sequent agreements. j Besides the 18 counties within the ' original demilitarized sarea include , seven others, in which there arc no I largo cities. The largest foreign interest in thc zone is the Sino-Bi-itish : kailan mine at Chinwangtao, on the northeastern coast of the province, with which Herbert'Hoover formerly ' was identified. Chinwangtao also is : Ihe site of the summer camp of the , American army detachment at Tient- sin. Yin told Japanese newspaper men; "I stand for the rescue of China and will work in close harmony with Japan." i Thomas Harvey, 4, Dies Here Sunday Funeral of Child Held Monday Afternoon at Huckabee Cemetery Thomas Havvel. 4-yeur-old son ol Mr. and Mrs. Finis T. Harvey of near Hope, died Sunday night in Josephine hosmlul. He had been ill for some time. FiuiLrul and burial services were- to be held Monday afu.-rni.ion at Huck- abiv i-uiDi.'ti-ry. WASHINGTON.— (#>) —O v c r- wliclming opposition to govern'- mcnt competition with private enterprise and to government spending without relation to revenue was recorded Monday in a poll hy thc United States Chamber of Commerce, The chamber made public thc results of n poll on these and other iiiicsllons which i^.submitted recently to its membership. ' MANILA, P. I.—(/Pi—National iwscmhly leaders joined in support Monday of a sweeping defense act which, It was indicated, would he the first legislative measure approved by thc new Philippine Co7iimon\vealth. 3 Negroes Held in Robbery of Store Part of Loot From Lee De-j Vaughn's Place Recovered by Police Monday Three Hope negroes, Curtis Cooper. Robert Johnson and Daniel E. Jackson, were held in the city jail Monday as suspects in the $200 robbery last Wednesday night of the Lee De- , Vaughn second-hand store, Front I street. ' Chief of .Poliee. John W. Ridgdi'll i announced the recovery of purl of thc . loot. He said that two or possibly 'hrcc- other arrests would be made lx-- | fore Ihe investigation was complete. : Most of thc loot thai v'cis recovered inc'uded clothing that wa.s located in scattered sections of the city. Articles taken in the robbery included five automatic pistols. 15 suits. , and !."> pa'.rs of shoes. Entrance to Iht' Little Interest in Election for City Only Contests Appear for A 1 d e r manic Posts in Wards Three and Four Little interest was being shown Monday on thc eve of Hope's city primary election, set for Tuesday, November 26. On that date the city will nominate for one aldermanic post in each of the four wards; for city attorney; and for city clerk. The only opposition will be in Ward Three and Four. In Ward Three, Harvey Barr is opposing Dr. F. D. Henryj incumbent, in tho race for alderman. In Ward Four, Dr. P. B. Carrigan, present alderman, is opposed by C. E. Cassidy. Tile candidates are as follows: For City Attorney: W. S. Atkins. For City Clerk: T. R. Billingsley. For Alderman Ward One: E. P. Young. For Alderman Ward Two: L. For Alderman Ward Three; D. D. Henry, Harvey Barr. For Alderman Ward Four: Dr. B, Carrigan, C. E. Cassidy. Polling places will be thc same as in past years: Ward One— Arkansas Bank & trust Co. building. Ward Two — Frisco passenger station. Ward Three— 556 Filling jtation. Ward Four— City hall. 'Sheriff' Jim Bearden of Hein^ste'ai county and 'Sheriff'-'Arlice Pitiman" bi Nevada, county, with several dejpu- "ties, are working, on the case. ,*AboUI all the clues they f had Monday'•wer" fingerprints left on the barrel of 'l shotgun, and two -buttons believed have been torn from the vest of of the robbers. <;vU Robbery Motive * j-c Officers believe that robebry was' the motive.' Billue's shotgun had, been fired- once, presumably at tnej*j robbers. .The pellest crashed throi the front ; door of V the building, report awakened residents nearby wh'p'- reported seeing an automobile driven' away from -the building shortly after the report of the weapon about 3 a,tn» The car went north. There was no investigation at that time. i After the robbers escaped, Billue -is believed to hav« staggered about the **! building. He apparently went to the; ,2 rear where he slept and obtained a,'V< ^ (pistol. The pistol had been snapped '> I ir"^ •. (Continued or. page three) A. F. P. Sales Tax Under Fire in Ohio Also Revolt Against 3 Per Measure Is Coining From Three Directions building dooi . was pained throiiKh 1'iU'iu'ccs I>vc|i Trees Warm PENSACOLA, Fla, — (/Pi -- Di ihe cold spells. W. A. Finlay's .-uma trcels tux- kept warm by a ies of brick furnaces between rnw.s. sat- ser- tin- Circus .-Ud MUSKOGEE. Okla. - -(,^1- Prucccd : i ir >m a circus hen went o buy wann- er uniforms /'"'' Musknfioo polii-i'i>u-n COLUMBUS'. Ohio - (/Pi - Three forces over thc week-end attacked OhU.'s 3 pei- cent general sales tax, source of $38,000,000 in revenue in 42 weeks. A high tax official immediately rose to defend it against a challenge of its ernstitutionalily in the State Supreme Court, a demand of 4.000 fann- ers to exempt ''necessities of life." ami a request of county treasurers for a reduction to 2 per ccm. Carh'jn S. Durgu£ch. vice chairman i'f the State Tax Cummi&Mon, said tho lax "is constitutional, without a doubt." "Bui if it isn't" he sukl. ''we can write a new sales tax law which will be con.-.tituticnal." The farmers, d°legates to the Ohiu Farm Bureuu Federation convention, adopted a resolution demanding substitution of a net income tux for the sales tax. "A net income tax would produce ivj Kosenbaum's Barm Near Fulton Burns Arson Suspected, But" Bloodhounds Lose Trap at Paved Highway A barn on the C, E. Roscnbaum farm, two miles fiorth of Fulton, burn* cd at daylight Sunday, causing danv- agc of several hundred dollars. More than 2,000 bales of hay and* nearly 1,000 bushels of corn went up in smoke. Several farm implements also were destroyed. Arson is suspected by offtcets. JtTej vada Sheriff Pittmau's bloodhoup" from Prescolt were rushed to p scene. Tha trail of a man, wfig piek^ cd up. It led to a wooded area \vh.WQ thc suspected arsonist had mounted a horse. The tracks of the horse led to pay-- cd Highway 07 where the dogs were unable tc continue. The bavn was one of the largest in the Fulton area nncl was located in a meadow by itself. Officers haid that no insurance was carried on the building- (.Continued riL

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